Everyone has a rhythm, a pace, a force of motion.


Choosing music is almost like choosing a life partner, but with less commitment.

Nigerian music has become a force to be reckoned with, home and abroad. From the rhythmic Afrobeats to the spiritual highlife to the soothing Afrosoul, there’s something for everyone.

Here, in no particular order, are 50 Nigerian songs that should be on your playlist — as compiled by TheCable Lifestyle’s panel of music experts.


Simi – Joromi

Olamide – Science Student

Starboy – Soco (ft. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri)

Brymo – Heya!

DJ Spinall – Nowo (ft. Wizkid)

Olamide – Omo Ologo

Burna Boy – Heaven’s Gate (feat. Lily Allen)

Phyno – Isi Ego

Davido – FIA

DMW – Mind

Rudeboy – Somebody Baby

Jinmi Abduls – Blessed

Olamide – C Ronaldo

Nneka – Heartbeat

Adekunle Gold – Ire

Tekno – Your Luv

Asa – Jailer

Niniola – Maradona

Mayorkun – Bobo (ft. Davido)

Mr Real – Legbegbe (ft. Idowest, Obadice, & Kelvin Chuks)

Maleek Berry – Pon My Mind

Tekno – Anyhow (ft. OG, Flimzy & Selebobo)

DJ Enimoney – Diet (ft. Tiwa Savage, Reminisce, Slimcase)

Wizkid – Lagos Vibes

Phyno – Onyeoma (ft.Olamide)

Tekno – Jogodo

Davido – Assurance

Olamide – Kana (ft. Wizkid)

Odunsi – In The Morning

Starboy – Fake Love (ft. Duncan Mighty, Wizkid)

DJ Spinall – Baba (ft. Kizz Daniel)

Burna Boy – Ye

M.I Abaga – Crowd Mentality

Wande Coal – So Mi So

DMW – Aje

Falz – This Is Nigeria

Ycee – Say Bye Bye (feat. Eugy)

Skepta x Wizkid – Energy

Minz – Odoyewu

Kizz Daniel – For You (feat. Wizkid)

2Baba – Amaka (feat. Peruzzi)

Dremo – Kpa (feat. Davido)

Aramide – Jowo

Dremo – Dapada (feat. Mayorkun)

Temi – Askamaya

Seyi Shay – Jangilova

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